Why Fasting And The Ketogenic Diet Can Help With Cancer Treatment and Prevention

The right diet is so imperative in preventing cancer or during the healing process. This is in large part because of the role insulin plays in cancer; insulin acts as a growth factor in the body, which is one of the reasons too much insulin leads to obesity. It’s also why insulin will support the growth of cancer cells. Recent research is now revealing some fascinating results of using fasting and/or the keto diet to dramatically decrease insulin.

In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks to Dr. Jason Fung about how fasting has been found as a useful adjunct to chemotherapy, as it helps to put cells into a quiet repair mode which lessens the really uncomfortable symptoms of chemo most people experience. He also speaks with Dr. Patrick Hanaway about his experience in managing stage IV cancer, using the ketogenic diet, fasting, radiation, chemotherapy, and his spiritual practices for maximum benefit.

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jason Fung, “Is Cancer Caused By Sugar?” here.

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Patrick Hanaway, “The Functional Medicine Approach To Treating COVID-19 And Post-COVID Syndrome” here.

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